After a couple of illnesses recently I had some blood tests that came back with 'strange results' my liver function was OK. My GP asked a blood specialist at the hospital for a second opinion that involved another blood test and an Ultra-sound.
The upshot was, I was diagnosed with enlarged spleen & liver (NAFLD) with scarring and cirrhosis which was a huge shock and to be honest I'm still coming to terms with.
My liver consultant told me to be teetotal and to lose weight, Well, I only drink sporadically with the odd splurge on special occasions so that bit isn't difficult (although giving away my collection of single malt whiskies built up over many years broke my heart). I have lost about half a stone although the weight loss seems to have plateaued. The specialist told me that I have had this condition for a very long time.
Apart from that, a leaflet and a follow up appointment in 6 months that's about it. I have seen my GP who has referred me to a metabolism/diet specialist at the hospital for advice on a diet plan, because the advice I have (self researched) seems to conflict, with different liver conditions needing different approaches.
Basically I don't know what to do next. I'm feeling like I've been cast off to drift aimlessly. I am the sort of person who prefers to deal with things head on have knowledge. I also fairly independent so have never used a help forum before I usually offer the advice. So sorry if my post is a little waffley.
A lot of you people out there talk about this test that test and quote figures; I have nothing like that, is that something I will likely have done at my 2nd appointment onwards. I am having a bone scan next week followed the next day by a gastroscopy to check for varisces